Thursday, September 9, 2010

Characters I like

Character Wannabe

I think it would be pretty cool to be one of those people who dye their hair and protest for human and animal rights. People involved in Amnesty International. Or a striving artist who believes in self expression. That is why I really admire the main characters from two books I just recently read, they are exactly how I want to be,
in a sense "role models".

Carrie Jones
*****5 Star

 Zara White suspects a freaky guy is semi-stalking her. She memorizes phobias and chants them when she's nervous. And, okay, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But moving to a shivery Main town to stay with her grandmother is supposed to be the perfect fix-so her mom says.
Except this new plan of getting away to help Zara stay sane? Yeah, not working.
Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's imagination. He's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right — not human — in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs are pointing to Zara. "(Summary from book cover).

I really liked this book, but what I'm really going to be talking about is Zara, one of my favorite characters out of all the books I have read.  Zara is kind of "in the back".  She isn't shy but she doesn't put herself out there. That sounds like shy though, but it's not, very hard to describe. Its kind of like she doesn't care enough to try and get noticed or melt into the shadows, she's just there. She loves to run, used to be very athletic.  She would take morning jogs with her dad. She would tend to wear hand-me-down clothes thrift shop stuff, usually with hippie logos, kind of a "love not war" theme (I have always wanted to dress like that).
She is a dedicated member of Amnesty International, and can list every phobia known to man. I really admire her in many other ways, but if I told you it would give away the book.  I recommend "Need" for ages 12 and up.

All American Girl
Meg Cabot
*****5 Star

Samantha Madison

10. Her big sister is the most popular girl in school
9. Her little sister is a certified genius
8. She's in love with her big sisters boyfriend
7. She got caught selling celebrity portraits in school
6. And now she's being forced to take art classes
5. She's just saved the president of the United States from an assassination attempt
4. So the whole world thinks she's a hero.
3. Even though Sam knows she is far, far from being a hero
2. And now she's been appointed teen ambassador to the UN


1.The president's son just might be in love with her
(Summary from book cover).

This book was really good, some of the jokes cracked me up.
But what I liked the most about this book was the characters, especially the main character, Sam.
Sam is the kind of person who doesn't care what other people think.
A year or two ago, she dyed her entire wardrobe black as sign of mourning for the crudeness of our generation.
She is a dedicated artist and idolizes Gwen Stefani and other bands and singers of that genre. She is also left handed and has a huge dog, who's name sounds somewhat female. She is flunking German and is never without her combat boots. I really admire this character and can't wait to read the sequel,
she has her own spunk that is hard to find these days.  I recommend this book, "All American Girl" for ages 10 and up.



  1. I am just saying my daughter is reading this post as soon as she wakes up!!! She started Tuck Everlasting for her 4th grade book report and she loves it! She shouted out to her teacher she got the idea from Book Jacket!! You have a lot more followers who con't figure out blog comments that read you blog in Charleston, SC.


  2. Hey! I read your comment about the thoughts as an only child! Abigail will love a younger sister and we are all very excited to welcome her into our family this winter. Our house is extremely split up because it used to be 2 houses. We made it into 1 when we bought both houses. It is very open now and we are already explaining to Abigail why she needs to move upstairs. The third floor is as big as the rest of the house, only it is on top. She has her own bathroom, and bedroom up there. Our bedroom is on the 2nd floor where the new girl will be. With you being and only child do you wish you had a sibling or do you enjoy being with your parents one-to-one most of the time?

  3. Hi... I love what you have done with your blog! Did you take the picture of the yellow and white flower? Love it... your blog sparkles just like you do. It would be nice to imagine yourself as one of your favorite characters from a book... mine would be Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. Even though she has a sad start to her life, it ends up being so joyous! Have you read the book I mentioned? You should. It is a classic and my all time favorite book. I think I read this one around five time, maybe more. I can't wait to see what book you will post next... until then, enjoy your reading!